Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-CDRS-00002030
Title: Knowledge, attitude, and practice on various disinfectants used for impression materials among dental students and dental practitioners
Category: Clinical Drugs Related Study
Section: Research Article
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    Background: Impression materials taken directly from a patient’s mouth are often contaminated with saliva and blood; making it an agent for cross contamination. Thus, it can act as a mode of transmission for many viruses and other microorganisms. Although it is common to only rinse these impressions, no specific methods of disinfection have been used during dental practice. Aim: The aim of the study was to study the knowledge and understanding of dentists on the various disinfectants that are used for dental impressions. Materials and Methods: A questionnaire consisting of 15 questions were distributed to 100 participants, in which includes undergraduates and dentists at Saveetha Dental College. The sample size of this questionnaire-based study is 132 population. This study was conducted with 100 participants, thus it is sufficient for the required sample size. Results: A vast majority of them agree that the main importance of disinfecting is to prevent cross- contamination (65%, n = 65), following that is to protect the impression from any physical changes (18%, n = 18), to produce a more detailed registration of the dentition (12%, n = 12), and to produce a more detailed registration of the dentition (5%, n = 5). The majority of the participants said that the most preferred method of disinfecting using chemical disinfectants is by immersing the impression (60%, n = 60) while some believe that spraying the surface is much more preferred (31%, n = 31). Conclusion: It was, thus, concluded that both students and graduates are well aware regarding the importance of disinfection of impression materials. In the future, it would be better to further and continuously practice these methods of disinfection as a regular practice.

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    Ashish R. Jain1 *, Nur Qistina Binti Ahmad Fauzi 2

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    1Department of Prosthodontics, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India,

    2 Department of Prosthodontics, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha University, Chennai, India

    *Corresponding author: Dr. Ashish R. Jain, Department of Prosthodontics, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha University, 162, Poonamallee High Road, Chennai - 600 077, Tamil Nadu, India.

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    Ashish R. Jain1 *, Nur Qistina Binti Ahmad Fauzi 2

    Title:Knowledge, attitude, and practice on various disinfectants used for impression materials among dental students and dental practitioners
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):10 (Jan)
    Year:2018
    Page No: (23-28)
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    Methodology: questionnaire consisting of 15 questions
    Research Materials:Various disinfectants

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Cross contamination Decontaminating Disinfection Impression material Sterilization

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